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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant in the garden.

  • Easy to grow. Plant root pieces. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in 16-24 weeks. Some improvement in flavour if left till after frost..
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Best kept separate
  • Horseradish leaf
    Horseradish leaf

Horseradish is grown from root cuttings. If you know someone who has it in their garden, just one piece of root will start off for you.

Dig a deep hole and refill with compost as the horseradish has a long taproot. Plant it and then leave it alone. Apart from constant wet or cold, horseradish will grow in any part of the garden.

Horseradish is an aggressive grower and will quickly take over the garden. It will also grow well in a deep container or sink an old bucket in the ground to prevent spreading. Otherwise, remove all the plant when you harvest it and save one piece to replant.

Can be planted in early Autumn or Spring

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Horseradish

Strong, spicy flavour traditionally used with roast beef.

Used grated for horseradish sauce or horseradish cream

Your comments and tips

23 Apr 16, Abiola Showunmi (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hello, I stay in pretoria, Arcadia to be precised, Pls where can I get fresh horseradish in south africa.
07 Apr 16, ERNESTA (Australia - arid climate)
am in Kenya where can i get them? even if it means by DHL i will meet the cost if i can get seedlings
02 Apr 16, kati (Australia - temperate climate)
Which kind of compost/potting soil is best for potted harseradish.
02 Apr 16, Yvonne (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can I buy horse radish stock. I would like To grow my own
08 Mar 16, Jan Cannell (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy fresh horseradish? I bought several plants from my local nursery (wyee) but they are not ready for consuming for several months yet.
04 Mar 16, Brian yuill (Australia - temperate climate)
When to harvest horseradish
27 Feb 16, Gaill (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hi...looking for horseradish plant or root to plant in Cape Town.... any suggestions ss to where to try?
28 Mar 16, Lauren (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hi Gaill, I got mine from Hart Nursery in Ottery a couple weeks ago :)
15 Feb 16, Peter (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I'm from Centurion and had some horseradish plants. They died towards the end of 2015 in the drought but I managed to save a plant that is now doing well again. Make a note and contact me in August 2016 and I will give away some roots to start with in the new growing season. First-come-first-served. e-mail: [email protected]
27 Jan 16, Brigitte (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I am looking for horseradish root to propagate. one advice on previous comments/queries suggested 'livingseeds' website. The website turns up no results for horseradish. Anyone who has I am willing to purchase. Brigitte
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